Repulsive is the first thing that comes to mind when I stumbled upon this video. I can understand where Nadia is coming from but that is still no excuse to change your appearance completely. Her mother should have gone to the school about the bullying and even had Nadia switch schools if it was that bad, before even thinking about doing something this drastic. Plastic surgery is almost never the only option, there are other ways to . It may not be marketing or photo manipulation directly but having this foundation on the news certainly spreads it out it out to more costumers. Not only that but changing her facial structure is a way of manipulation. She no longer looks like she did when she was born. The only difference is that she can never go back to the way she was while photo manipulation is only temporary.
This site shows a few of the faked images to raise awareness of the Holocaust. The horrors depicted in photos are half truth, but also half lies. A good portion of the ‘proof’ of murder in the camps were of bodies of people not even in camps, some images whereof people of Europe who died of disease or even US terror attacks. This is by all means not to say the Holocaust was all fake, but saying there is some lies hidden in the truths. Like movie, exaggerating things creates a larger reaction over showing things as they are.
Andrew went out of his way to prove a point to people. Before and After photos that weight loss programs advertise are an illusion. Fast results are always going to be temporary, long lasting results can take years. Andrew posed in his own room with a camera set up and in about an hour took Before and After shots of him self. In the Before image he was unshaven, let his belly hang. However, right after that image was take he shaved off the hair on his chest and head, changed the lighting to be over head, sucked in his gut and flexed. Don’t let this get your hopes up, just don’t believe everything you see and don’t expect result in less than a month.
At the end to the article Andrew said “We all spend too much time sucking in our guts, trying to look the way we think society thinks we should. Don’t waste any more energy trying to compete with everyone else. It’s all smoke and mirrors.” So don’t beat yourself up by comparing yourself to those ‘better’ than you.
This expert photographer and filmmaker, Frank Uyttenhove cleverly tells a story in his artfully crafted manipulations. His pieces are whimsical and charming, memorable for any consumer. He has done a great deal of work for car companies, such as Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes Benz. Uyttenhove has also done work for several airlines, Kraft Foods, Nivea, and other various companies. His work is incredibly crisp, appealing to the imagination of any buyer. His unique style leaves a mark, so that we remember advertising as art.
To continue on with the trend of photoshop fails, I give you this link. This link is to a blog that actually dedicates itself to show and discuss various fails in photoshop. The interesting thing is that most of the photoshop fails are pretty obvious and it’s actually quite shocking that no one notices them before the ads are released out into the public. Anyway, I found the fails quite humorous along with the commentary that went with the fails. I hope you enjoy them as well.
I thought it was extremely interesting that in the 1950s, the photographs of models normally used for calendars, posters, and advertisements, would be turned into paintings rather than keeping the original. Whether or not these original pictures would be considered too racy or whether they made painted versions to make the women more perfect, I’m not entirely sure. But it is interesting to see the differences they made. The artist’s rendering can change the model’s face entirely, the placement of props, the setting, the clothing and the body. Would we see this as art? Or as manipulation? It’s likely that most people would see Photoshop as manipulation of the masses, but a painting as art. Why is that? Both take skill and expertise.
I thought when most advertisements used Photoshop, the people behind it didn’t want you to know. This movie poster is so manipulated that Melissa McCarthy is almost unrecognizable, and Sandra Bullock looks plastic. Why would someone alter this poster to such an extreme when it is for a movie. The audience will see the way these actresses really look when they watch them for two hours on the big screen. The manipulation is blatantly obvious, and sends the message that plus size women like Melissa McCarthy do not fit society’s standard of beauty.